Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. High near 52. East wind 13 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Michigan's Grand and Saginaw rivers were overflowing their banks Tuesday in the aftermath of recent rainstorms and snowmelt, causing debris to clog some waterways and make boating hazardous, authorities said.
Automatic federal budget cuts will cost Michigan $150 million in funding for programs such as special education and a clothing allowance for needy kids, but none of state government's 48,000 employees will lose their jobs, the state announced Monday.